Amy Didriksen

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This author study has tons of lessons, activities, printables, and games featuring one of the best-loved children's authors, Eric Carle. There are many literacy and math activities in this packet, including sequencing, ABC order, word sorts,
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This geometry unit is one of my favorite math units to teach! It includes various children's literature, problem solving, games, class books, and other activities to help students learn about plane shapes and solid shapes. Many of the lessons also
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These math glyphs are a great way to help students develop critical thinking, graphing, writing, and analyzing skills. There are glyphs for every month or season of the year. Each glyph also has a literature extension to further engage students in
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This unit has tons of activities to help students learn about the first Thanksgiving and why we celebrate Thanksgiving. The unit includes: **Reading Responses-facts about Thanksgiving, compare and contrast, poetry, steps in a process **Word
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This unit is filled with lessons and activities to help students practice sequencing. There are several activities to help students understand what sequencing means, several lessons with different literature, and lots of graphic organizers for
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This collection of activities is perfect for Christmas! It includes reading, writing, word work, and math activities for some of the best loved Christmas books: Olive, the Other Reindeer, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frosty
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This is a unit I teach every December, and my students always love it! The unit includes literacy, math, and social studies activities about how different countries celebrate Christmas. The countries included in this unit are Italy, Holland, the
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This collection of lessons are designed to help students understand what the main idea is. The lessons include activities to help children find the main idea and supporting details in the text they read. There are activities for whole group
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This traditions unit is how I start the Christmas season every year in my classroom. The unit includes traditions around the world, such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Chinese New Year activities. This unit is a wonderful way to help all students, even
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This collection of lessons is a great way to help your students understand cause and effect. The lessons include books to use, graphic organizers, and ideas for how to teach cause and effect to your students. The lessons also include ideas for whole
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This unit has tons of great ideas to teach students about food and nutrition. I usually teach this unit during the month of November before Thanksgiving, but it can be taught at any time during the year. This unit includes: **Reading Response
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This collection of lessons on compare and contrast is a great way to help students build reading comprehension skills. The unit includes whole group, small group, partner, and independent practice. There are multiple activities provided for specific
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This fun fall packet is full of literacy, math, and science activities about leaves and scarecrows. This packet includes the following activities: Punctuation Practice Colorful Leaves Math Picture Leaf Facts Web Digraphs Game Leaf Problem
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This is a great unit to help your students become proficient at coin identification and counting groups of coins. The unit includes games, graphic organizers, problem solving, group and independent activities, writing, and children's literature.
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This packet has great ways to gather information about your new students. Student information sheets, goal sheets, sample first day letter, and ideas for a great Open House are all included. I use each of these sheets at the beginning of the year
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These graphic organizers are wonderful to help your students become better readers. The graphic organizers include reading strategies (visualizing, main idea, inferring, etc.), reading comprehension (sequence, character traits, cause and effect,
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This 1-2 week unit is all about the life cycle of different animals. The unit focuses on frogs, ducks, and butterflies. Each animal has several reading, word work, writing, math, and science activities that help teach about the life cycle.
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This 1-2 week unit is a great way to celebrate spring! The unit focuses on caterpillars and butterflies and the life cycle of a butterfly. There are many engaging activities for literacy, math, and science. The unit includes the following: **Reading
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This packet is a great way for students to enjoy the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. This is a great way to celebrate back to school! There are tons of engaging literacy and math activities based on the book. Many of the activities focus on
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This packet has tons of great literacy, math, and science activities about pumpkins. I usually complete this unit with my students the week of Halloween, but it's great to use any time in the fall. This packet includes: Pumpkin Facts Pumpkin ABC
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for nine years. I taught first grade for five years, second grade for 3 years, and fourth grade for one year. I have taught in several different states as well as internationally.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in making learning authentic, engaging, and fun for students. I try to make all of my lessons meaningful and include both review and new skills in all of my units. I also believe in integrating subjects. My units always integrate reading, writing, and math, and I try to include social studies and science skills as often as possible. I also plan for different learning styles to reach all my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was a top three finalist for teacher of the year in 2009-2010. I was also on the committee to help plan the math curriculum in my county and was grade manager at my school.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my bachelor's degree from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. I graduated in 2003 with a BS in elementary education, early childhood education, and special education. After teaching for several years, I decided to get my master's degree. I have a masters in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from Georgia State University. My focus is as a Reading Specialist. I also received an ESOL endorsement from Georgia State University.

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I love teaching, and I hope that these resources can help you and your students love learning!

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